Have you noticed something strange every time you open your browser? The replacement of your homepage, new tab pages and even your preferred search engine with the Weknow.we website, is a sign that a nasty browser hijacker now resides on your device.
Once the parasite calls your browser its ‘home’, it will start to flood your screen with numerous intrusive ads. But behind those seemingly trustworthy promotions might hide dangerous threats. After all, hijackers are programmed to display as many ads as possible, in order to raise the chance of creating a pay-per-click revenue. It is not their job to verify those adverts. That’s why we highly recommend not to click on the sponsored content, provided by the parasite.
The Weknow.we website appears due to a browser hijacker infection that has taken over your browser. The parasite can infiltrate only with your permission. It does so, by using tricks and relying on your carelessness and naivety. The most common means of browser hijacker distribution include but are not limited to spam emails, software bundles, fake updates and dubious links.
Often, users unknowingly install malicious software on their computer, by making the mistake of opting for a Quick install. By doing so, any hidden parasites that have been bundled with other programs will get automatically installed on your device, without your knowledge. To make sure this does not happen, you need to select Custom or Advanced mode in the Setup Wizard. This way, any additional software will be visible to you, and all you have to do is deselect such bonus content, so it does not get access to your computer.
If left unattended, browser hijackers can seriously damage your web browsers and also compromise your personal and financial information. Adverts may seem harmless to you, but because of the parasite’s heavy ad attacks on the browser, soon the app will fail to work properly. Things like lagging and slow internet speed will become serious obstacles that will try to stop you from doing any work online. On top of all that, hijackers also have the ability to install other suspicious software on your browsers like toolbars, add-ons or extensions.
To put it simply, you’ll gain no positives by keeping this malicious software on your PC. This hijacker will bring you only troubles. The longer you allow it to stay on your computer, the worse your situation will become. That’s why it is important to remove the parasite, as soon as you notice its presence, to prevent it from doing any more damages. The only way to regain control over your web browser and return to a secure online presence once more is to act against this annoying browser hijacker in a timely manner.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Weknow.we from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still cannot remove Weknow.we from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.